EBACE 2011 — European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition ends its three-day show, attracting 12,751 attendees from 108 countries and a record 511 exhibitors.
EULEN AMERICA — of Miami is awarded contracts by Delta Air Lines to manage cabin cleaning services at Reagan National and Newark Liberty airports, as well as passenger services, encompassing skycap, bag handlers, passenger assistance, security, wheelchair aides, within Delta’s DCA terminal.
FAA — Federal Aviation Administration proposes an overhaul of air carrier crew training. Under a supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM), flight crews would have to demonstrate, not just learn, critical skills in “real-world” training scenarios. Proposal would require ground and flight training to teach pilots how to recognize and recover from stalls and require remedial training for pilots with performance deficiencies such as failing a proficiency test or check, or unsatisfactory performance during flight training or a simulator course.
• FAA releases a new heliport design guide, AC-150/5390-2C, for industry comment, providing recommendations for heliport design, including heliports serving helicopters with single and tandem rotors.
FRONTIER AIRLINES — renews nonstop seasonal service between Branson, MO and Milwaukee, beginning July 1.
GLOBAL AVIATION HOLDINGS, INC. — starts aircraft operations out of Tampa Int’l Airport. Global Aviation operates two wholly-owned subsidiary airlines and one airline services company — World Airways, Inc., North American Airlines, Inc, and Global Shared Services, Inc. — and is the largest commercial provider of air transport for the U.S. military.
HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INT’L AIRPORT — releases results of the Atlanta Metropolitan Aviation Capacity Study, Phase II, which concludes that at this time there appears to be no airport or site that could feasibly serve as a second commercial service airport for metropolitan Atlanta. The $1 million study was initiated by FAA.
HIGH FLYING FOODS — launches two innovative Peet’s Coffee & Teas in San Francisco Int’l’s Terminal Two, featuring environmentally conscious food and beverages to local airports.
HMSHOST — and the Shula Family open Shula’s Bar&Grill at Miami Int’l Airport.
ICELANDAIR — launches seasonal service from Dulles Int’l with four flights a week.
JETBLUE AIRWAYS — begins daily nonstop service between Jacksonville Int’l Airport and Luis Muñoz Marín Int’l Airport in San Juan.
LANDMARK AVIATION — makes a $75,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego through its “Landmark Cares” corporate social responsibility initiative.
• Landmark renovates FBO facilities at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport and Greensboro, NC.
LAWA — Los Angeles World Airports adds Explosives Detection Personnel Screening Canines at Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX).
LUFTHANSA — becomes the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to Miami with daily flights to Frankfurt.
MASSPORT — Massachusetts Port Authority named its top lawyer to lead the agency on an interim basis while it searches for a permanent CEO to replace the retired Thomas Kinton, Jr.
MEMPHIS INT’L AIRPORT — will raise landing fees and terminal rents starting July 1 to offset revenue losses from Delta Air Line’s rollback of its Memphis hub, raising landing fees less than a penny per 1,000 pounds and increasing terminal rents by 21 percent.
METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY — will build eight new T-hangars at John C. Tune Airport, one of the busiest general aviation airports in Tennessee.
MIAMI INT’L AIRPORT — South Terminal welcomes foreign passengers with a classical music concert featuring the Miami Symphony Orchestra for two hours on May 14.
MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS — reports its instrument shop in Van Nuys (CA) has earned FAA Full Class 1, 2, 3 Radio and Class 3 Accessory repair certification from FAA.
NATA — National Air Transportation Assn. releases its new fact book, General Aviation in the United States, featuring facts, statistics, and more; www.nata.aero/factbook.